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Our next community meeting on Monday October 12th will feature a BBQ dinner and fundraiser. Besides the BBQ the center will be serving macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, beverages, fruit cobbler for dessert and beverages. We ask for a donation of $10 for adults and $6.00 for children. You are asked to be at the center by 6:15pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.

Our program, beginning right after the meeting, will be Brenda Willen who will present a program on our local Water Falls.

October’s meeting will include nominations for officers and board members for the next two years. If you are interested in running please come to the October 12th meeting to announce your candidacy. You may also email with your intentions. All officers are up for reelection except the president who can only serve for 2 years at a time. Ballots will be cast at our November 9th Thanksgiving Potluck.

In addition, ground has been broken to build a patio at the right of the building. Thanks to Deborah Perkins, her helpers and Faith Chapel for the addition of many beautiful shrubs to adorn our patio and grounds. Our center is rapidly becoming even more beautiful and park-like.

Our beautiful 2016 Cedar Mountain calendar will be available for sale at our BBQ and meeting Oct 12th.


The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Dept at Cascade Lake Road and Greenville Hwy (Hwy276) from 8:30am 10 12:30pm Saturday October 10th. Please come and offer the gift of life.

The American Red Cross is the nation’s largest blood collection organization, supplying approximately 40 percent of the blood and blood products used in our country.


Free Rein will hold their annual “Mane Event” Gala on Saturday, October 17th from 6-10 pm at the Overlook Clubhouse at Connestee Falls. Last year’s event was a huge success and a lot of fun for all who attended. More importantly, it made it possible for Free Rein to serve more than 110 people this year - the second most in their 15 year history.

The Moon Shine Babies will not only be playing again... they are donating a house concert to the auction. The French Broad Dinner Cruise will be on the auction block again and Z-Z-Zip (Brevard's #1 Outdoor Activity on Trip Advisor) is providing another great auction item - “Z’s and Zips.” This great experience combines a night for two in their Running Waters Treehouse, Zipline trips for two, and a picnic dinner (provided by the Free Rein Board).

There will be a lot of other great, “can’t go home without it” auction items and Connestee Falls will present their always delectable “small plate buffet.” All-in-all, it’s a great opportunity to have fun and “do good” at the same time.

Make reservations or purchase tickets by contacting the Free Rein Office between 1-5 pm at 828-883-3375. You can also purchase tickets on their website ( using PayPal on the “Donate Now” link. Just be sure to include “2015 Mane Event Gala Tickets for (your names)” in the “add special instructions to recipient block.”


The Whistle Stop produce market on Greenville Hwy is featuring a pumpkin patch located on the south side of the shop. There is large selection of locally grown heirloom pumpkins, and gourds of different shapes and sizes. Fall decorative items include Indian corn, hay, corn stalks, potted mums and a variety of coleus.


Classes are held at the Cedar Mountain Community Center Monday’s and Wednesday’s 10:30-11:30am. Remaining dates are 10/12, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28.


Our community center just keeps getting busier and busier so call and reserve now to be sure to reserve your date. Call Deborah Perkins at 885-7878 for information or reservations.


We are hearing from a lot of folks as a result of our informational website. Many folks are contacting us with a variety of questions and to inquire about our community and community center rental. For more community news and calendar of events check out


ROCKY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH Visiting pastor Dan Ray will be bringing the message this Sunday, October 11TH at Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Cedar Mountain, NC. Service begins at 11:00 AM, and everyone is invited. Pastor Ray, who resides in Greer, SC filled in at Rocky Hill for almost three years, before Dr. Leland Holland accepted the position of permanent pastor of Rocky Hill.

Many will remember Pastor Ray's great messages and his gentleness with all who would seek him and his vast knowledge of the Word. He authored the book "Laughing with the Reverend" and has performed segments of this book at various churches in Transylvania County. Now retired, he and his musical wife Martha still enjoy all that our area offers, and often attend the Brevard Music Center and Flat Rock Playhouse performances. If you have no other place to be this Sunday morning please join the friendly folks at Rocky Hill Baptist Church.


My most-loved aunt Lila Jones, 92, passed away this past Saturday while in a nursing home in South Carolina, where she could be closer to her two children Betty Fisher and Robert Jones. My father's brother, Reverend Albert Jones (deceased) was Aunt Lila's husband. They had lived off Kanuga Road in Hendersonville. Services will be at 2pm this Friday at Thomas Shepherd Funeral Home in Hendersonville, with burial at Crab Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


We are fortunate still to be where we live. The roads were clear even through all the rain last week and the power stayed on. I remember the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd in 2004 where the bridge at "Wheeler Hill" on Reasonover Road was covered with running water for two days trapping some in and keeping others out; the power was out too. The community center was flooded as well as businesses all around Cedar Mountain. We have a much improved situation now. Thanks to all road and maintenance crews for fixing problems that may have had us seeing the same situations again.


Bar Harbor, ME was my target destination for Friday Sept 18. I stayed in a lovely little motel called High Seas. Odd name since it wasn’t anywhere near the sea. A tidal wave couldn’t reach it.

I bought a 6 pack of blueberry soda and discovered that the bottles did not have twist off caps. The tiny bottle opener on my Swiss Army Knife wasn’t up to the task. The desk clerk was more than happy to open my bottle for me. He was also very helpful regarding the sights and made recommendations for attractions and dining. This was a Mom and Pop motel and the desk clerk divided his time between the office and maintaining the premises. When I pushed the desk button/page I didn’t realize he had to stop yard work to come to the desk to open my bottle. He did so with a smile.

I had my planned Maine lobster at C-Ray’s Lobster Pound just up the road. This is a no frills establishment with a few picnic tables and they operate out of their garage. I ordered just the single lobster with no embellishments. I picked out the unfortunate creature myself and it was soon boiled in water from Frenchman Bay. I asked to have it cracked open but they wanted another $10 to do that. I attacked it myself with a pick. I hadn’t had a lobster served whole in decades but managed to get out the succulent meat. Maybe I will tell you about lobster Tomalley next time (shudder).

What’s going on in your life or the community that you would like to share? Please send all news to If need be, you may also call Linda Young at 828-877-5407. If no answer you may leave a message. News needs to be received by Monday evening in order to be published in the Thursday edition of the Transylvania Times.

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